Some of our favorite local Texas partners and products
Nitro Cold-Brew Coffee
Mike McKim, Founder & CEO
Cuvée began in 1998 as an experiment in craft. Mike and his team started building their own direct trade network in hopes of higher quality and more consistent access to their favorite coffee. In 2001, Mike came up with the idea to introduce nitrogen into cold-brew coffee, resulting in a drink that has texture, a creamy mouthfeel and sweetness. Curiosity further led them to can their Nitro Cold Brew using the powers of a nitro widget.
Kari Crowe-Seher, Founder
In 2013, founder Kari figured out what was missing from Fort Worth's eclectic Near Southside food scene: ice cream. With her passion for bringing joy to people's lives and her husband's background in finance, Melt opened its doors in 2014 and the scoop slinging began! Since then, they’ve been serving the best Texas dairy- and plant-based ice creams made in small batches to make you smile.
Thunderbird Real Food Bars
Mike Elhaj, CEO
Using fruits, nuts, seeds and spices, Thunderbird crafts paleo-friendly and vegan bars. The company was founded by athletes who like to indulge their flavor cravings and eat simple ingredients at the same time.
Craig Jones, Founder
A collective of more than 120 lamb ranches in Central Texas, Capra Lamb provides Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Dorper lamb to the Texas community and beyond. The company is run by local, longtime agriculture professionals and relies solely on family ranchers who produce high-quality lamb meat with a uniquely mild and delicate flavor profile.
Adam Salomon, founder
When Adam Salomon and his wife, Maddy, first tried to get their young daughter to eat more plants, they realized how daunting a task eating more vegetables can be for everyone, not just kids. So they created Credo Foods to show the world how delicious plant-based eating can be. With cashew queso and French onion dips, their mission is to provide great-tasting food powered by plants.
Jason Hunt, Gabe Montoya & Justin Ordonez, Co-Owners
Based in El Paso, Texas, DeadBeach Brewery makes beer for lovers of big, bold-flavored beer. Their inspiration comes from the red glow of the Franklin Mountains and the hardworking people of the Sun City. Established in 2013, DeadBeach has been dedicated to their city and craft since day one.
Frozen Fruit Pops
Daniel Goetz, Founder
After University of Texas student Daniel Goetz couldn’t find a refreshing summertime treat with high-quality ingredients, he decided to create his own. In 2009, GoodPop hit the Austin, Texas, farmers markets with their delicious Non-GMO Project Verified frozen fruit pops. Now, they’re out of the farmers markets and into the hands of more frozen fruit pop lovers than ever before.
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters
Shannon Neffendorf, Founder
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters are true coffee people. They love coffee, love to work with it and love to serve it for people to enjoy. They meticulously test their roasts in order to bring delicious coffee to their customers. Based in Dallas, their philosophy is simple: Do good work.
Chaz Hammonds, Founder
A finalist in Forbes’ Under 30 “Food and Drink” category, Chaz began with a humble mission: to help his grandmother, who was struggling with health problems, learn to change her eating habits. He created seasoning flavors based on his family’s soul food recipes — but using less sodium and sugar. SoulFitGrill was born.
Whole Note Baking Co.
Gluten-Free Baking Mixes
Paul & Bonnie Morris, Founders
After Paul Morris was diagnosed with celiac disease, he set about trying to re-create the tastes and textures that were now off limits to him—of course this time, gluten-free. It took years of experiments, but Paul finally found the perfect mixes. Now he and his wife, Bonnie, make their gluten-free goodies to share at Whole Note Baking Co. in Houston, Texas.
William Chris Vineyards
William Blackman & Chris Brundrett, Cofounders
Located in Hye, Texas, William Chris Vineyards creates Old World –style Texas wines from Texas-grown fruits. Cofounders William Blackman and Chris Brundrett have been growing grapes for over 30 years. They believe in a true connection to the land — which might be better put by Chris himself: “We built William Chris Vineyards off the idea that wine is not made, it is grown.”
Tony Najjar, Founder
Xocolla Chocolate, located in Sugar Land, Texas, makes small-batch, single-origin craft chocolate. Their name, derived from “xocolatl,” honors the Aztec and Mayan peoples, the first to discover the cacao bean. They pay tribute to chocolate’s origin by sourcing, hand-sorting and custom-roasting quality cacao beans from small farms.
Dips & Spreads
John Anderson, Founder
John Anderson spent years in the financial industry before he decided to start his own business. Zilks Foods, named after Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, was born out of John’s quest to do work that impacts more people. Zilks Foods not only makes exceptional dips; their pesto and pimento cheese are worth swooning over.
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